Regional lawyer appointed Magistrate

A Port Lincoln-based lawyer with three decades of experience in the sector has been appointed to the Magistrates Court.

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Twenty-first century laws to fight against child exploitation

Laws aimed at cracking down on people who distribute or help distribute child pornography have been introduced to State Parliament today by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

(Continued from 25 October 2018.)

I think I was outlining to the parliament in reply, or in rebuttal, some of the concerns I had about the member for Kaurna's approach to this bill as we approached this year's state election, in particular his attempt to present to his electorate, specifically the residents of the Moana caravan park, the diligence with which his former government had approached the reform of law in the area of the protection of residential park residents. In fact, he had said at the local level, just before the state election, as published on 12 March 2018:

We've been in the process of introducing new legislation of these parks to provide greater rights for residents so that when their contracts come to an end, there will be automatic renewal of their contracts.

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Whistleblower protections to go ahead

South Australians who blow the whistle on corruption or maladministration in the public sector will have greater protections under reforms which have now passed State Parliament.

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New Zealand Women's Suffrage Anniversary

Motion

I rise today to second the motion by the member for Florey and, in so doing, reaffirm the commitment of the entire parliament to celebrating the achievements of the women's suffrage movement and our desire to see the contribution of women in this parliament acknowledged.

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World Tourism Day

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for bringing this important matter to our attention. I note the proposed amendment introduced by the member for Ramsay and indicate that I will not be supporting her amendment.

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Marshall Liberal Government welcomes further drought assistance funding in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes the Federal Government’s drought assistance package announced at today’s National Drought Summit.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

I thank all members for their contribution to the debate in considering the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018. Particularly, as the contributions have identified some areas of concern, I will traverse a number of these in the contribution I am about to make.

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Michael Riches appointed as Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

The Government has today announced that the Governor has appointed Mr Michael Riches as the Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.  

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Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill

Second Reading

Domestic and family violence is a blight on our community. As part of the government's election commitment to implement a suite of measures to combat domestic and family violence, I am pleased and indeed proud today to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill 2018.

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